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The Wonder of Leo Lionni: Increasing Comprehension with Prediction Statements
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Four 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Stapleless Book can be used for taking notes while reading, making picture books, collecting facts, or creating vocabulary booklets . . . the possibilities are endless!
- Gather several copies and titles by Leo Lionni from the booklist or other suggested titles, which include Swimmy (1963), A Flea Story (1977), A Color of His Own (1975), Frederick (1967), Fish is Fish (1970), It's Mine! (1985), The Biggest House in the World! (1968), Tillie and the Wall (1989), Alexander and the Wind-Up Mouse (1969), Little Blue and Little Yellow (1959), Matthew's Dream (1991), Mr. McMouse (1992), Feathers for Lunch (1990), and A Busy Year (1992).
- Preview the Leo Lionni books you have selected, and mark three pages spread out within the book for students to stop at and write a wonder statement. Use the Stop and Wonder Bookmarks to mark the pages for the students.
- Divide the class into groups for guided reading (leveled or mixed reading ability).
- Copy "I Wonder" Worksheet, Wonder Statement Directions, and Stop and Wonder Bookmarks.
- Test the Stapleless Book on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.
- Print Stapleless Books for students with "I wonder" on the first page and room for a picture on the opposite page and make copies. This where students will record their wonder statements.